While commending the National Working Committe (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for nullifying the party’s governorship screening exercise in Rivers State which disqualified him and 12 other aspirants, Prince Tonye Princewill, has charged the party to ensure free and fair primary election in the state.
Reacting in a statement after the cancellation of the screening exercise, Princewill said, “Today the National Working Committee of my party, the PDP, proved that there is still hope for the “little guy” in Nigeria. The suspicious disqualification and open betrayal of myself and other key members of the party resulting from a kangaroo screening was cancelled.
“This is a victory for democracy and a warning to politicians that politics in Nigeria cannot be business as usual. I have finally been cleared to partake in the PDP gubernatorial primaries. Thank you for your prayers. They worked. He listened. But PDP needs to do more.”
The governorship aspirant urged the national body of the party to ensure that the state congress which he described as kangaroo is also nullified.
“Now this screening chapter is closed, we need to make sure that the 419 kangaroo congresses for Rivers State also suffer the same fate. We have no clear and credible delegates list to decide our candidates from the House of Assembly to the National Assembly to Governor.”